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Armed soldier bashed, injured by South Africa bound border jumpers

15 border jumpers reportedly stoned a member of the Zimbabwe National Army and beat up his police colleague for allegedly trying to block their passage to South Africa through an illegal crossing point near the Chikwarakwara Irrigation Scheme, 120km east of Beitbridge Border Post.

Sources at the irrigation scheme said a group of about 15 border jumpers arrived at the illegal crossing point at about 4am and found the policeman and an armed soldier who tried to block them, making undisclosed demands.

The border jumpers then attacked the duo with with stones.

“They then crossed the Limpopo river into South Africa. The injured soldier was taken for attention at the Chikwarakwara Clinic and a report made at Tshitulipasi Police base,” a source who declined to be named said.

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